Huawei flagship phone goes Google-free

2020-03-27 21:30

Huawei drove into its post-Google era Thursday with a flagship smartphone that uses none of the Android maker's apps now that the Chinese group has been blacklisted by US authorities.

Lockdown blues? Instagram has a new video feature to ease isolation

2020-03-25 15:41

Instagram unveiled a new feature on Tuesday allowing users to connect more easily over video and shared content as part of a move to ease isolation stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

Facebook offers $100m to virus-hit small businesses in 30 countries

2020-03-17 20:59

Facebook said on Tuesday it was offering $100 million to help small businesses in 30 countries cope with the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

France slaps Apple with record R20.4bn fine

2020-03-16 16:02

France's competition authority slapped a record €1.1 billion (R20.4bn) fine on US tech giant Apple for anti-competitive behaviour towards its retail distributors.

WATCH: Apple's China sales slump as shoppers stay home

2020-03-11 19:19

Sales for Apple and other smartphone makers slumped in China in February as the coronavirus kept shoppers at home.

WATCH: Documents show Huawei role in shipping prohibited US gear to Iran

2020-03-05 11:09

China’s Huawei, which for years has denied violating American trade sanctions on Iran, produced internal company records in 2010 that show it was directly involved in sending prohibited US computer equipment to Iran’s largest mobile-phone operator.

Google pledges new $10bn investment in US in 2020

2020-02-26 19:40

Google has said it would invest more than $10bn in US offices and data centres in 2020, including its new campus planned for New York City and projects in 10 other states.

SAP’s Africa head has 'no recipe' for handling corruption probes

2020-02-24 15:07

SAP's Africa head said the German software company is battling to complete investigations following allegations its employees paid kickbacks for government business in East and southern Africa.

WATCH: Kenya's Safaricom will consider Huawei for 5G, despite US concerns

2020-02-21 09:52

Michael Joseph, CEO of East Africa's most profitable company Safaricom, says the telecoms operator will consider Huawei as a vendor for its 5G network despite US pressure elsewhere against using the Chinese company.

Thailand raises $3.2 bn in 5G licence auction

2020-02-17 22:00

Thailand has raised more than $3.2bn in an auction of 5G licences, as operators race to snap up high-frequency spectrums needed for a commercial rollout of the next-generation technology.

 

Spectrum may be released during lockdown - communications minister

2020-03-25 20:40

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has said the communications regulator will consider releasing temporary spectrum relief to those that must provide communications services during lockdown.

WATCH: Amazon to hire 100 000 workers as virus sparks order surge

2020-03-18 14:48

Amazon said it would hire 100 000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to deal with a surge in online orders, as many consumers have turned to the web to meet their needs during the coronavirus outbreak.

WATCH: Apple reopens stores in China

2020-03-16 22:03

Apple is reopening all 42 of its branded stores in China on Friday. As Fred Katayama reports, that could stem the massive sales slide its iPhones experienced in February.

Bitcoin plunges through $6 000 as crypto rout worsens

2020-03-12 17:00

Bitcoin plunged at one point sinking through $6 000 for the first time since May as a sell-off in cryptocurrencies became a rout amid wider market turmoil sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Amazon offers cashierless tech to rival retailers

2020-03-11 19:19

Amazon began offering its "just walk out" technology to other retailers in a move aimed at boosting the use of the cashierless store system.

WATCH: Panasonic to end solar partnership with Tesla

2020-02-27 17:21

Panasonic said it'll exit solar cell production at Tesla's New York plant. As Fred Katayama reports, it's another sign of a fraying relationship with the electric vehicle maker.

WATCH | Take two: Huawei has second try at folding phone

2020-02-25 17:05

Huawei launched the second version of its folding smartphone Monday, while Sony unveiled its first 5G handset.

WATCH: EU privacy body warns of risks in Google, Fitbit deal

2020-02-23 12:59

Alphabet Inc-owned Google's $2.1bn bid for fitness trackers company Fitbit could pose privacy risks, the European Data Protection Board warned on Thursday.

WATCH: Amazon's Bezos announces new $10bn climate fund

2020-02-20 20:44

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will commit $10bn to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate change, he announced.

WATCH: Google in talks with publishers to pay for news - report

2020-02-17 12:51

Alphabet's Google is in talks with publishers on paying a licensing fee for content that would be packaged in a premium news product, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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